This Beef Chili Recipe is a slight twist on the classic chili recipe with a sweet, smokey heat that makes your tastebuds happy. It is made with ground beef and a blend of chili seasonings with a touch of brown sugar. The rich flavors in this homemade chili will warm you up on the coldest of days.
Whether you are looking for a dinner recipe, or a recipe to serve at your next Superbowl party, this chili is a great choice for you to make. It is ready in just 30 minutes and is perfect with a Maple Cornbread Muffin or for dipping scoopable chips into.
Beef Chili Recipe for the win
Beef Chili is a recipe that is usually at every Superbowl party table. It is known for its hearty flavor and ease of serving. Plus, it can be eaten with scoopable chips, meaning you don’t even need a spoon making it perfect party finger food.
We are huge fans of chili and especially fans of a smokey chipotle flavor combined with just enough touch of sweet to make the flavor explode in your mouth. We don’t have to have a party to enjoy this chili recipe, as a matter of fact, you will see this on our table at least 3-4 times a month in the cold weather.
Tips for making the best Beef Chili Recipe
Many people will drain the fat from their beef after it has cooked. I recommend you do not do so. The fat adds flavor to your recipe and it does not hurt you to keep it in the recipe.
Make sure you cook the beef with the spices only for the time indicated. I feel this gives the meat time to really take in the chili flavor and deepens it.
If you’re not sure about the heat level, just add half of the chipotle chili powder first. Then give it a taste test and add the rest if you feel you can handle the heat. The chipotle is where most of the spice is going to come from in this recipe.
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Instead of beef broth, add an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
Use a taco seasoning packet in place of the chili spices
Leave out the beans and increase the amount of beef to 1.5 pounds.
Use half ground beef and half spicy Italian sausage
Make this a low carb chili recipe
I am feeding two diets in our home. The keto diet and a regular diet. So, for that reason, I am always making adjustments to my recipes to allow them to suit the keto lifestyle. Make this recipe keto by doing the following:
Use 1/2 of an onion instead of a whole one. Onions are higher in carbs and a little can go a long way with flavor.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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